2009 China & Yangtze Encompassed - 20 days

2009 China & Yangtze Encompassed - 20 days

China’s wonders are as diverse as they are stunning: see, feel and taste them firsthand on this 20-day journey that encompasses the best of China, including a spectacular Yangtze Cruise. Beginning in the booming capital, Beijing, we travel to Xian where the Army of Terracotta Warriors stand sentry to Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s tomb. In Hangzhou and Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) you will experience China at its most mystical and in Shanghai, discover the contrasts of the colonial Bund and ultra-modern skyline of Pudong. Ponder the incredible feat of the Three Gorges Dam on a 4-day cruise up the Yangtze and glimpse the Giant Panda in Chengdu.

Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Yellow Mountain, Shanghai, Yangtze River, Chengdu

Trip grading:
MODERATE TO ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness, independent mobility; a keen sense of adventure is important. Prepare for some long road journeys, an overnight train, and climbing stairs at Yellow Mountain.

What's included:
14 nights hotel accommodation and 1 overnight train (soft sleeper 4-berth shared cabin), 4 nights cruise ship, flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. *Cruise ships and itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions and water levels.

Tour Leader:
Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size:


Not ready to go home yet?: With friendly people, peaceful monasteries, deep blue skies and rugged mountain landscapes, Tibet will take your breath away. We can easily arrange a private extension to add on to your ‘China & Yangtze Encompassed’. Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, is just short flight from Chengdu.

Ask our Travellers:
"This was my first experience with group travel and it was very enjoyable, and with a great group of people. Nothing was too much trouble for our tour leader and guides. It’s been a wonderful experience".  H. Jackson - Australia

Responsible Travel:
There are many things you can do while in Asia to travel more responsibly. To help, read our online Guide to Responsible Travel before you arrive.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

Full list

  • 18/03/2009 | Available
  • 15/04/2009 | Available
  • 06/05/2009 | Available
  • 20/05/2009 | Available
  • 17/06/2009 | Available
  • 15/07/2009 | Available
  • 12/08/2009 | Available
  • 09/09/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to        - Beijing 
  • Days 4 to 6     - Overnight Train & Xian 
  • Days 7 to 8     - Hangzhou
  • Days 9 to 10   - Tunxi & Yellow Mountain
  • Days 11 to 13 - Shanghai & Zhujiajiao
  • Days 14 to 17 - Yangtze River Cruise
  • Days 18 to 20 - Chengdu